Tip: Cooking Classes for Kids

Do you have a budding Master Chef Junior with culinary skills like those of the pros or maybe you have a kiddo that likes to be your little sous chef while you whip up dinner? Perhaps they are looking to beef up their skills, but you aren’t quite sure where to turn? Check out this list of area cooking classes for kids!

4H – Consider joining your local chapter of 4H to have your child participate in their Cooking program.  Locally, check out the following information published by Michigan State University’s Extension program.

Alive – Charlotte – Classes vary season to season.  Log on to website to view latest issue of program guide for all youth cooking classes offered.

Bath Farmers’ Market – Classes offered intermittently throughout the year.  Log on to website for schedule and be sure to follow them on Facebook.

Le Chat Gourmet – Classes offered in Eaton Rapids.  Check website for upcoming classes and summer camps.  Classes fill up quickly, don’t wait!  Cost information located on website.

Panera’s Bit Kids – Classes offered nationwide.  Must be scheduled in groups of 10-15 kids at a time, geared towards ages 5-12.   Classes must be scheduled a minimum of three (3) weeks in advance. One chaperone required for every five children registered.  Cost is $20/child. Classes are available between 2p-4:30p only.  For more information and to check participating locations, please check their website.

Red Cedar Grill – Restaurant Summer Camp.  Classes offered in Williamston. Ages 6-10 July 17-20, ages 11 and up June 26-29 or August 7-10.   Camps held 9a-12p.  Themes include kitchen basics, cupcake wars, crazy days, and Iron Chef. For more information and to register: contact@redcedargrill.com Registration deadline is June 1.

Sur La Table – Classes offered nationwide.  Classes intended for youth plus adult caregiver.  Class sizes limited to 16 participants.  Classes are between 2 to 2 1/2 hours unless otherwise listed. Log on to website for cost, age restrictions and more information.

Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Series – Classes offered nationwide.  Check website for upcoming classes and be sure to register early as they do fill up!  FREE, unless otherwise listed.

Zingerman’s Delicatessen  – Classes offered in Ann Arbor.  Demonstrations and samples offered.  Cost and schedule available on their website.

*Not finding what you are looking for or having a tough time making one of the classes above work with your busy schedule, check out Life, Love, and Thyme’s online cooking demonstrations for kids!

Or order an at-home dinner kit through Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, or Plated. You’ll receive all the ingredients you need to make a yummy dinner!  And even better, all the ingredients are pre-measured.   Great way to teach your kiddos how to cook!


Do you know of a local business that offers youth cooking classes?  Please comment below and we will add it to our growing list above.  Thank you!


NOTE:  We are in the process of updating this blog as our inquiries are answered.  Check back for additional information that may be posted at a later date!









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